Thursday, October 22, 2015

The New York Mets sweep the Chicago Cubs to win the NL Pennant

The New York Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois and the final score was 8-3 Mets.  Steven Matz started for the Mets and pitched ok and the bullpen pitched well.  Daniel Murphy continued to be on fire as he had four more hits including a homerun.  Lucas Duda also broke out with three hits and five RBI. 

Matz pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up four hits and a run with two walks and four strikeouts.  Bartolo Colon won the game pitching 1 1/3 innings and walking one batter and striking out another, Addison Reed pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Tyler Clippard pitched an inning giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout.  Jeurys Familia pitched an inning walking one and striking out one. 

Jason Hammel pitched 1 1/3 innings for the Cubs as he didn't have it at all.  He gave up four hits and five runs with two walks and a strikeout and took the loss.  Travis Wood pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with a walk and three strikeouts, Clayton Richard pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out two and Trevor Cahill pitched an inning giving up a hit.  Pedro Strop pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout, Fernando Rodney pitched an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts and Hector Rondon pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one. 

Curtis Granderson had a hit, David Wright drew two walks and Murphy had four hits and two RBI.  Yoenis Cespedes drew a walk, Duda had three hits, five RBI and drew a walk and Travis d'Arnaud had a hit and an RBI.  Wilmer Flores had two hits and drew a walk, Duda hit two doubles and Murphy hit a double.  Flores hit a triple and Duda, d'Arnaud and Murphy each hit a homerun.  The Mets were 2-13 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Granderson and Flores each had a stolen base.   

Dexter Fowler had a hit, Jorge Soler had three hits and Kris Bryant had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk.  Anthony Rizzo had a hit, Kyle Schwarber hda an RBI and drew a walk and David Ross drew a walk.  Miguel Montero drew a walk and Soler hit two doubles.  Bryant it a homerun and the Cubs were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. 

In the first Duda hit a three run homerun and d'Arnaud followed with a solo homerun.  The score was 4-0 after the back-to-back homeruns.  In the second the Mets extended their lead to 6-0 as Duda hit an RBI double.  In the fourth Schwarber hit an RBI groundout but they only scored the one run after having the bases loaded and no outs.  In the eighth the Mets pushed their lead to 8-1 after a two run homerun from Murphy.  Bryant hit a two run homerun in the eighth to cut the lead to 8-3 but that was the final score. 

The Mets swept the four game series after the Cubs swept the season series 7-0.  The Mets will wait and see who they will play in the World Series beginning on Tuesday night.  They will play either Kansas City or Toronto and it will be at their home park as they have the home field advantage. 

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